The U.S. tries to return the Indians to the reservation.
In November 1872, U.S. soldiers try to push a group of Modoc Indians to the Klamath Reservation in southern Oregon. The Indians, led by a man known as Captain Jack, resist. More than 50 of them entrench themselves in lava beds in northern California, holding off the military for more than five months. The Modoc War ends when several Indians betray their leadership and turn them over to U.S. authorities.